Rebuilt Piano Limited Warranty Coverage
Hughes, RPT, offers a limited warranty on rebuilt pianos for
a period of five years from the date of delivery, subject to
the following conditions:
- Any warranty work in that period must be performed by
David G. Hughes or his authorized agent.
- The piano must not be subjected to adverse temperature
or humidity conditions during any part of that period.
Broken strings, loose tuning pins, pinblock delamination, loss
of soundboard crown, all replaced action parts and felt, sticking
or inoperative keys (first year only), malfunctioning pedals,
loose keytops (restored original ivory excluded), faulty case
hardware (excluding original locks), premature wear of moving
Items Not Covered
Damage to wood or glue joints due to severe temperature or humidity
conditions, cosmetic soundboard movement and/or compression
ridges, case finish blemishes due to veneer or core lumber movement,
case and/or mechanical damage due to moving, abuse or neglect,
regular industry recommended piano service such as (but not
limited to) partial or complete action regulation (including
dampers and pedals), case touch-up work, tuning, and voicing.
Suggested Piano Service
Due to the characteristics of new music wire, a restrung piano
should be tuned at least three times within the first year of
restringing, twice a year thereafter.
Typically a piano used under normal playing conditions (two
hours per day) requires some form of action regulation every
few years due to nominal wear and compaction of felt and buckskin.
Some voicing (alteration of tone) may also be required due to
normal hammer felt compaction and wear. Such work will be performed
at Mr. Hughess prevailing rates.
Proper humidity control is essential to action performance,
tuning stability and general instrument longevity. Self-contained
humidity control systems are available to keep pianos in the
moderate range (40% to 50%) year-round despite daily atmospheric
fluctuations. Ask for details, and visit www.damppchaser.com
for further information.
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